JET Tools’ new 14” x 40” Variable Speed Woodworking Lathe, available in both a floor standing model (JWL-1440VSK) and a benchtop model (JWL-1440VS), offers a sliding headstock that pivots 360 degrees with seven positive-locking positions at 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 and 270 degrees for a full range of outboard turning capabilities. It has a 14½” swing and 40” between centers. The pivoting head allows the operator to rough out large objects like bowls and platters, says the company. It has a 1 HP, single phase, TEFC motor that delivers variable spindle speeds from 400 to 3000 RPM. An RPM display is located on the front of the headstock. Speed changes are made by turning the knob on the side of the headstock while the lathe is running. JET says an ACME thread in the tailstock provides better quill engagement and the anti-rotation key makes tailstock adjustments easier. A positive locking tool rest features redesigned clamping, for point of contact control to prevent slippage, adds JET. An optional extension bed increases the lathe’s capacity to 60” between centers. The floor standing model retails for $1,599.99 and the benchtop model retails for $1,299.99. The 20” extension costs $269.99.
(800) 274-6848 JetTools.com